December 5th, 2019
There is a lot of misinformation and fear going around the disability community regarding Henson Trusts. Here is the quote from the Hansard Report from November 26, 2019, section 2545. VAD would like to share the response from Mrs. Sawhney that is taken from the Hansard Report. The report can be found: https://www.assembly.ab.ca/net/index.aspx?p=han§ion=doc&fid=1
"Mrs. Sawhney: Mr. Speaker, I want to be absolutely clear that Bill 21 does not change how the AISH program treats trusts, including Henson trusts. Albertans can continue to place assets into these trusts for their loved ones without it impacting their benefits in any way. Again, to reiterate, there has been no change to Henson trusts."